Well the Kenner Road Creative Team is giving away a bunch of Vintage Goodies and, well, you know I can’t resist the vintage!

Because the name of the Kit Club is based on the road where Kerry Lynn grew up, they’re asking us to tell a story about the street where we grew up.

I moved around a lot as a kid, so there are a bunch of streets to choose from… and I’m choosing Florida Avenue in Appleton, Wisconsin. We moved to Appleton when I was in second grade… November I think. We lived across the street from the church where my dad was a pastor and the school we went to. The neighborhood had lots of kids our age so we were never without playmates.

In the winter, we’d go sledding, make forts, have snowball fights and just have fun in the snow.

In the warmer months, you’d see kids outside ALL the time. This was 15+ years ago, and was a time when parents would let the kids go outside in the morning and wouldn’t see us again til lunch or even dinner. The moms all knew each other and would call around if they really needed us home, but for the most part, we’d play all day long. The church bells rang at noon, and that was usually the sign to get home for some nourishment before hitting the streets with our bikes, roller blades and skateboards.

I remember one day we had a neighborhood-wide water fight. Armed with super soakers and water balloons, we’d bike all over the area, attacking each other with our water guns and balloons. It’s memories like this that will stay with me forever.

Wow, so there’s my little story about Florida Avenue. Now, head over to Kenner Road (it opens tomorrow) and sign up for your kit! I got in on the first month and can’t WAIT to get my vintage goodies. I have a feeling I’ll be scrapping stuff along with things from Fairy Davis. Oooo, fabulous combo. Don’t forget to check out the CT blogs here and here and here and here and here.

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  1. Amanda D. on September 13, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Sometimes I feel like I missed out on so much growing up in CA. I didn’t get to play in the snow ever! 😉

    I need to get to Kenner Road tomorrow!!!!!! I missed out on the subscriptions first time around, I hope to convince Chris I need one. LOL

  2. jayne on September 14, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Oh those were the days….your memories of Florida Ave. brought me back to the days (much further back than 15 yrs ago! LOL) of running and playing with all the kids in the neighborhood from morning to night!

    Loved your story…….thanks for playing along & good luck! 🙂

  3. Dina on September 14, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Love your memories!!

  4. gigi on September 15, 2008 at 9:49 am

    ah! the snow forts!!! so great! & that water fight seems like one for the ages! so fantastic…

    thanks for sharing!!

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